2023 was an amazing year for Valleyside Escapes. There was so many highlights we could have put in our 2023 show reel but it would have lasted too long! Our main success was winning a GOLD award at the Devon Tourism Awards and being honoured as the best glamping site in Devon.
We also ventured to some new places in Devon…exploring some beaches along the South coast – Beesands and Torcross. Both allowed dogs when we visited so Lila was also able to join us.
Not too far from us is Coldharbour Mill in Uffculme, it is one of the oldest woollen mills in the UK – they run various events throughout the year and you can visit to relive the sights and sounds of the industrial revolution and also see crafts men and women making traditional textiles, beautiful knitting yarn and hand woven rugs.
We also headed to East Devon and the seaside town of Seaton – famous for the Seaton Tramway. We didn’t have time to take a ride but en route we stopped off at Otter Valley Dairy in Honiton. It’s not only an ice cream parlour (with around 20 different flavours) but also a field kitchen where we enjoyed a delicious pizza. There were so many food highlights that we’re putting together a separate post on all the amazing places there are to dine out in Devon.
There was also the coronation event that we held in Valleyside Barn as well as celebrating our fifth season and a few glamper’s birthdays as well!
We hope you enjoyed our highlights if you are thinking of a glamping break this year you can check availability here!